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Barbera d'Alba DOC Superiore 2013 - Negretti - Mediterraneo Italian Wine Imports
This is a red wine with very long-standing traditions. It is made from barbera grapes grown on the hills of La Morra using the classic Guyot vine-training system. This wine is a representative of grapes from our vineyards in La Morra, grown in a particular wind-swept crests and on soil with a high percentage of sand and silt. Some of these vineyards are old, while most have been replanted using small cluster clones grafted onto moderately vigorous stock. The grapes are harvested in early October, and are taken to the winery where they are de-stemmed and crushed. The must ferments on the skins for 8-10 days at a controlled temperature, before being drawn off. The wine then matures in Allier oak barrels for around 12 months to gives it more balance between strong body, acidity and tannins. The bottles are stored lying down away from sources of light and changes in the temperature, which could affect the wine’s structure.